Charlestown 3 — Medford 3
The Charlestown Girls U12-1 team ended their amazing season with a tie against Medford at home. The girls ended up in 3rd place for their division with 4 wins, 4 ties, and 2 losses. The Charlestown girls U12-1 team moved up from an 8th place finish in the fall! Townie captains for the game were Hannah Reed and Emily Pardy. Isabelle Charbonnier played goal for the Townies during the first half saving some hard shots. Caitlyn McDermott was in goal the second half of the game saving some great shots and challenging the Medford players.
The first Charlestown goal was scored by Caroline Adducci, who was right in front of the net to take a perfect rebound shot and bring the score to 1-1. The second goal was scored by Maeve Fittz, who carried the ball up the sideline and took a beautiful shot on net. The third and final Townie goal was scored during the second half of the game by Charbonnier who took a great shot in front of the net sending the ball by the Medford defenders and into the net. Charbonnier’s goal brought the score to 3-3.
Josie Hoyt played an excellent game at midfield being there to cover for her defenders and receive some great passes from her forwards. Pardy spent the first half of the game as forward and took some great shots on Medford’s net. For the second half of the game Pardy played a strong center defense keeping Medford from getting close to the Townie net.
Anneli Merivaara at midfield was there to receive some great passes and get the ball in front of the net for some great shots by the forwards. Hannah Reed played a great game at midfield and forward moving the ball towards Medford’s goal and being there to keep the ball on Medford’s side of the field.
Lucy Donovan and Lauren Sweeney both had excellent games at defense. They were able to turn their legs on and find the speed to beat the Medford forwards many times, keeping them from taking shots on the Townie net.
Thanks for a great season Girls U12-1! Enjoy the summer and we look forward to moving up to U14 in the fall!
Charlestown, 0–Burlington 0
By Allison G. and Shayne O.
The Shamrock Shooters played their final match of the season last Saturday, June 11 against a very tough Burlington team. Captains for this final game were Jolie D., Juliette L., Lucie K., and Alexis B. The play was intense from the start, and every single Shamrock Shooter played at the height of her game. Katie E. started in goal, and had several great saves in the first half. The offense, comprised of Jolie D., Quinlan O., Juliette L., and Clara R. as wings, and Alta G. and Lucie K. as midis, had the most shots on goal of the entire season. And the defense, made up of Elizabeth G., Maggie G., Claire L., and Alexis B., were relentless in keeping the Burlington offense away from the goal. In the second half Maggie G. stepped into the goal and was able to move the ball forward through her strong punts. Katie E. and Lucie K. hustled up and down the field as midis, making some great passes to the offensive line. The Shooters tied Burlington at 0-0. Maggie G. earned the honor ball in this final week, and Alexis B., Juliette L., and Clara R. were also honored for great attitude and performance. Thank you for a great season Shamrock Shooters! And thank you for the beautiful bracelets and gift cards.
Charlestown, 2 – Wakefield, 1
Defense was the name of the game Saturday as cousins Jeremy and Aiden Shea stood their ground like Militiamen at Breed’s Hill. Both defenders deftly turned away repeated Wakefield offensive assaults, leading the Townies to a 2-1 victory to seal a winning season record of 5-4-1. Matthew Coviello played the part of Commander Prescott, directing his defensive forces in front of the net and making difficult saves look routine. Ryan Messer’s hustle up and down the field was outstanding in support of both the offense and defense. Continually breaking up opponent mid-field rushes, Messer’s challenges changed ball direction and were instrumental in the hardfought victory. Aaron Wadman continued his skills clinics by showcasing his typical amazing footwork, leaving opponents spinning like tops.
The offensive attack was led by Quinlan Carroll with nearly half a dozen well directed shots, one of which sailed just wide at 8:46 of the second half. John Gaudian’s goal in the first half was a dandy. Flashing down the left lane, Gaudian spun 360 degrees. While the Wakefield defender was left in disbelief, Gaudian punched the ball between the keeper and the post.
The second half scoring was provided by Daniel Sigmund, who threaded a 30 footer between two defenders and the goalie. The effort put forth by the BU10-1 Townies was the best of the year – a great way to end the successful season.
Burlington,7 – Charlestown, 1
The BU10-2 “Battlers” lost seven to one at Burlington on Saturday. The final loss left them with 3-3-4 record and in a tie for fifth place in the league with Wilmington. The Townies played the first half with a thin bench as several of the kids had baseball games that morning as well. This made for a lopsided start with Townies down four to zero at the half despite some stellar goaltending by Aedan Mclaughlin. The second half was much closer as the Battlers were at full strength. James Kenneally, assisted by Scott Sigmund, scored the lone Townie goal but Sigmund, Colin Delvalle, and Henry Alitz had plenty of near misses in the tightly fought finally twenty five minutes of the season.
After the game the Townies all returned to the Community Center in Charlestown for Pizza and awards. The awards were as follows, most goals went to Scott Sigmund and Colin Delvalle who had 7 apiece. The injured Dominic Slesar Kennedy had the Most Goals per Game. James Kenneally had the most points as he lead the team in assists was among the top goal scorers as well. Henry “El Toro” Alitz led the team in unconverted chances, so we’re looking for lots of goals from him next season. Daniel Kennedy spent a good portion of the season at forward where he has been honing a terrific spin move that should pay off next season as well. William Moody was the most improved defender as he earned the nickname the “Interceptor”. Christopher Reed earned the nickname of the “Pick Pocket” for leading the team in open field stops/steals. Oscar Eldh Jahn earned the overall defender award as the team gave up the least number of goals while he was on the field. Finally Aedan Mclaughlin had the most overall saves in goal, while the fearless Anthony Sachek stopped the most breakaways.